The discounts (contributions to social security, withholdings at source and others) are like a very sophisticated insult that every independent wants to flee ... although it should not.
The issue of discounts should not generate so many problems. Every day someone receiving their payment casts the "But I negotiate net", "You have to take my discounts and my taxes".
… but why?
Why do I have to take the taxes of another?
The issue would have been solved with raising the price a little.
With knowing from the beginning how much discount they will make.
Calculators are already invented. They were invented some time ago. Excel does his thing ... and it's not that complicated.
It looks like a scold, passive-aggressive, a little. But follow me.
Deep down the discussion of "net" or "gross" is to want to move to another to have control of certain information. When should we be in control of that information?
We should know what is being done.
How much is being left
and why it is being subtracted;
even, understand each of these concepts.
The point, to a large extent, is that if they apply to us, and subtract them, it is because they touch us to assume them.
We should control them.
The good news is that at least our position we know it, and in almost all the times the same conditions apply.
When we move the decision to another, we do it thinking that that other "Will know better", or "There you will see how it solves it", "That's your problem".
The condition we have may not be repeated as often as we think.
We can be actors by charging you to a theater, and it would be normal. We could be actors charging a construction company for an act on their holiday party ... and it would be an anomaly.
and is applied in different ways.
For the one who is doing the executive production the net kills him when planning, there can exist as many positions as subjects; and no, it does not work with "Then pop the 10% to everything".
The position itself is solved by asking a counter friend ... (everyone has a friend accountant).
If not, a neighbor, a cousin, ultimatelyHome.
The subtraction of concepts should not take away the dream. It should allow us to have the control to plan, to know in advance, to understand what we charge and where it goes.